Ratings & Tasting Notes:
98 points James Suckling
Smoky on the nose with toasted oak, baked apples and meringue undertones. Full-bodied, tight and dense. Phenolic tension that I like. Lemon and lime. Sugar cane. Flavorful finish. (10/2018)
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chardonnay Sugar Shack is produced from Montrachet clone vines grown in Rutherford (Napa Valley). POW! It comes charging out of the glass, all guns blazing! Notes of lemon tart, lime cordial and preserved pineapples leap from the glass, followed by suggestions of chopped cashews, coriander seed, juniper and aniseed. Full-bodied, the palate has a seductively satiny texture and soft acidity, leading with bold, expressive stone fruit preserves and spicy layers, finishing very long and very decadent. (LPB) (10/2019)
95 points Vinous
The 2017 Chardonnay Sugar Shack has a ton of tremendous up-front appeal and but perhaps a bit less in the way of persistence. In exchange, though, readers will find a Chardonnay will be ready to drink with only minimal, if any, cellaring. Hints of apricot, honey, almonds and mint linger on the inviting, expressive finish. (AG) (5/2019)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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